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Bug #72147 Segmentation fault in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ called by php_free_pcr
Submitted: 2016-05-03 21:38 UTC Modified: 2016-05-22 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.9
Reproduced:4 of 4 (100.0%)
Same Version:4 (100.0%)
Same OS:2 (50.0%)
From: tom60 at op dot pl Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Reproducible crash
PHP Version: 7.0.6 OS: Debian Jessie 64 bit
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-05-03 21:38 UTC] tom60 at op dot pl
PHP 7.0.6 compiled with libpcre3:amd64 2:8.35-3.3+deb8u4 on Debian Jessie crashes from time to time. For us it occurs mostly when we deploy new PHP code to a webserver. During the deploy we call opcache_reset(). 

PHP 5.6.21 on the same server with the same libraries is rock-solid. That's why I think it might be the issue with the way PHP 7 uses the PCRE library.

I've attached a backtrace from GDB. Please let me know if I should supply any more details.

Actual result:
Reading symbols from /opt/apache2/sbin/apache2...done.
[New LWP 22823]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/".
Core was generated by `/opt/apache2/sbin/apache2 -k start'.
Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x00007f62bd412ae5 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007f62bd412ae5 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#1  0x00007f62bd438508 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#2  0x00007f62bd43a13c in pcre_free_study () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#3  0x00007f62bb2a4863 in php_free_pcre_cache (data=<optimized out>) at /src/php-7.0.6/ext/pcre/php_pcre.c:113
#4  0x00007f62bb5e6534 in zend_hash_destroy (ht=0x7f62bbf3b940 <pcre_globals>) at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_hash.c:1284
#5  0x00007f62bb2a47e9 in zm_globals_dtor_pcre (pcre_globals=<optimized out>) at /src/php-7.0.6/ext/pcre/php_pcre.c:136
#6  0x00007f62bb5dc579 in module_destructor (module=module@entry=0x7f62bf28c3e0) at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_API.c:2516
#7  0x00007f62bb5d501c in module_destructor_zval (zv=<optimized out>) at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend.c:615
#8  0x00007f62bb5e7049 in _zend_hash_del_el_ex (prev=<optimized out>, p=<optimized out>, idx=<optimized out>, ht=<optimized out>)
    at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_hash.c:1026
#9  _zend_hash_del_el (p=0x7f62bf2a4780, idx=4, ht=0x7f62bbf42840 <module_registry>) at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_hash.c:1050
#10 zend_hash_graceful_reverse_destroy (ht=ht@entry=0x7f62bbf42840 <module_registry>) at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_hash.c:1502
#11 0x00007f62bb5daa3c in zend_destroy_modules () at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend_API.c:1984
#12 0x00007f62bb5d5fd5 in zend_shutdown () at /src/php-7.0.6/Zend/zend.c:840
#13 0x00007f62bb57a35b in php_module_shutdown () at /src/php-7.0.6/main/main.c:2362
#14 0x00007f62bb57a419 in php_module_shutdown_wrapper (sapi_globals=<optimized out>) at /src/php-7.0.6/main/main.c:2330
#15 0x00007f62bb667861 in php_apache_child_shutdown (tmp=<optimized out>) at /src/php-7.0.6/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:399
#16 0x00007f62bcb6bfae in run_cleanups (cref=<optimized out>) at memory/unix/apr_pools.c:2352
#17 apr_pool_destroy (pool=0x7f62bf3df8d8) at memory/unix/apr_pools.c:814
#18 0x00007f62bdfa37be in clean_child_exit (code=0) at prefork.c:227
#19 0x00007f62bdfa3ca8 in child_main (child_num_arg=-1110591680, child_bucket=1189753504) at prefork.c:744
#20 0x00007f62bdfa4050 in make_child (s=0x7f62bf1349a8, slot=45, bucket=0) at prefork.c:824
#21 0x00007f62bdfa4ea5 in perform_idle_server_maintenance (p=<optimized out>) at prefork.c:932
#22 prefork_run (_pconf=0x7f62bdcdb740, plog=0x7ffc46ea3390, s=0x7ffc46ea3350) at prefork.c:1128
#23 0x00007f62bdf2489e in ap_run_mpm (pconf=0x7f62bf101138, plog=0x7f62bf13a818, s=0x7f62bf1349a8) at mpm_common.c:94
#24 0x00007f62bdf1de15 in main (argc=3, argv=0x7ffc46ea3628) at main.c:778


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 [2016-05-03 21:54 UTC] tom60 at op dot pl
As for PCRE settings, we use the defaults:

pcre.backtrack_limit	1000000
pcre.jit	1
pcre.recursion_limit	100000

I noticed that "pcre.jit" was introduced in PHP 7, I will try to disable it and see if the situation improves.
 [2016-05-05 12:49 UTC] tom60 at op dot pl
Looks like setting pcre.jit=0 eliminates the segmentation faults. 

It's worth looking into this issue, as the crash occurs on PHP 7.0.6 with the default settings (pcre.jit=1) on the most recent version of Debian Jessie with libpcre3:amd64 2:8.35-3.3+deb8u4.
 [2016-05-09 19:29 UTC] zulrang at gmail dot com
Experiencing the same issue on SPARCv9/Solaris 11 using pcre 8.38

$ pcre-config --version

./configure --disable-all --disable-cgi --disable-phpdbg --disable-opcache --disable-libgcc

make test fails with a Bus Error

Can also reproduce:

Failing script: $ sapi/cli/php -r 'preg_match("/a/", "abc");'
Result: Bus Error

Disabling pcre.jit fixes the issue.
 [2016-05-10 13:07 UTC] ckiendl at backfactory dot de
We seem to have the same issue using
PHP 7.0.6-1~dotdeb+8.1

Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian)
Server built:   Nov 28 2015 14:05:48

Linux [hostname redacted] 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-1 (2016-03-06) x86_64 GNU/Linux

libpcre3 version: 2:8.35-3.3+deb8u4

Reproducible errors in the vein of
*** Error in `apache2': munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer: 0x00007f...
with the default settings, immediately working after I changed the configuration to pcre.jit=0.
 [2016-05-12 09:58 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2016-05-12 09:58 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

Unfortunately preg_match("/a/", "abc") doesn't repro any crash, but we need a reproducer.

 [2016-05-22 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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